Support for Volunteer Coordinators

Published on 10 August, 2023

Over the next few months, we are delivering some great training and networking sessions aimed at volunteer coordinators to help you in managing your volunteers effectively and with confidence.

Mental health awareness webinar for volunteer coordinators (Zoom)
When: 11th September, 10am to 10.30am

Laura from Dorset Mind will be covering what is mental health, how we can support volunteers with their mental health, 5 steps to wellbeing & Wellness Action Plans.

Reserve your free spot at Evenbrite

Volunteer Coordinators meeting (face to face)
When: 18th September, 10am to 12pm
Where: Beech House, 28 – 30 Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2BU

We will be discussing the key findings from the Time Well Spent Report 2023, and how this can impact on your volunteer programme. There will also be CAN updates and networking.

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Introduction to autism and learning disabilities for volunteer coordinators (Zoom)
When: 12th October from 9.30am to 12.30pm

This interactive training aimed at Volunteer Coordinators introduces autism and learning disabilities. It will help you update your knowledge and increase your self-confidence in managing volunteers with autism or learning disabilities. NB: Places initially limited to one Volunteer Coordinator per organisation.

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PramaLife dementia awareness for volunteer coordinators and volunteers (face to face)
When: 28th November from 2pm to 3.30pm
Where: Beech House, 28 – 30 Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2BU

Do you work or volunteer with people living with dementia? Do you have members in your team with early onset dementia?

During this friendly and interactive session, delivered by Sue Warr from PramaLife, you’ll learn more about dementia, how it affects a person and what you can do to help people affected by dementia in your community. Big or small, every action counts!

Reserve your free spot at Evenbrite

Online Information Session – introduction to volunteering

Do you support people who may be interested in volunteering, but they aren’t sure where to start or what roles are available? We would like to invite them to one of our short online information sessions where they can find out more about who we are and how we can help support them in finding a role. These sessions complement our monthly pop-in sessions where you can find us in a library / community venue within the BCP area!


Volunteer Fairs

We are looking to host our next series of volunteer fairs in January 2024.

Where would you like to see these held? Please email with your thoughts on venues (must be central, passing footfall, accessible) and we can start exploring options.